Change Your Lifestyle Into A Healthstyle: 6 Easy Steps....As You Begin Your Day!

Health....Let's turn it up a notch! Here are a few simple suggestions to improve the quality of your life first thing in the morning!

1.Have a glass or cup of water with lemon . It's very alkaline...which is a good thing!

2.Meditation/prayer. Take a quiet moment and visualize the way you want your day to be. See yourself, healthy, smiling, vibrant, healed, loving, abundant. Put some wonderful positive affirmations in there also! During this quiet time you may get "ideas" or other important information from your gut/intuition. Pay attention: you will learn something!

3.Exercise for 20-30 minutes. Something to get your lymphatic system going is excellent. Rebounding (mini trampoline), walking/jogging, dancing, hula hooping, jumping rope...shakin that booty any way you can!

4.Have a green juice. 14-16 oz twice a day ideally. Fresh is best so try to make ahead. It will last up to 2 days... See recipes in the recipe section of

5.Dry skin brush before your shower. Begin from your toes stroking upward to your heart ...then from the neck down towards the heart; This will stimulate the lymphatic system which influences immune function and gets those white cells moving! White cells are the Generals in your body's immune army!

6.Floss your teeth and scrape your tongue. This helps remove bacteria from your teeth, gums and mouth. Inflamed gums have been linked to heart disease. An easy way to help prevent this as well as the overall level of inflammation in your body!

Now you can enjoy a healthier day! Remember to eat anti inflammatory foods throughout the day by increasing your intake of enzyme rich green leafy salads, fresh fruits and other veggies/plants! Remove one thing a day such as refined sugar, caffeine (at least cut down), wheat/gluten, dairy....and always increase your filtered water intake.

Congratulations! You're on your way to a new "Healthstyle".

Mary K. Brittain, DC

Author's Bio: 

“Dr. Mary,” as her patients fondly refer to her, was born in Birmingham and raised in nearby Leeds, Alabama. She pursued undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama Birmingham and the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama. Before beginning graduate studies, she enjoyed horseback riding with a trail riding club, as well as other outdoor activities.

In 1978, Dr. Mary moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in the healing arts. She received her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia in 1985. She was in private chiropractic practice for 20 years, specializing in disc problems, structural issues, pain control and physiotherapy.

While building and running her practice, Dr. Mary also founded and operated AlterCare, a complimentary clinic that provided counseling, massage and chiropractic services for HIV and AIDS patients. From 1995-1997 she served as President of the Board of the non-profit Billings House, an organization that offered help to the HIV and AIDS community. In 1997, she received a Community Service Award from the Board of Governors of WXIA-TV, in an awards ceremony that was broadcast on live television along with footage of the clinic. That same year, the readers of Creative Loafing Magazine voted her Best Chiropractor in Atlanta.

In 2006, the Georgia House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing Dr. Mary Brittain and commending her for her many achievements and outstanding contributions to her community and state (read the resolution here). She was also named Outstanding Georgia Citizen by the Secretary of State in 2007 as a result of her dedication to community outreach.

Dr. Mary is now a Co-Founder and Health Educator at the Jobri Center For Integrative Health. She also serves as a Survivor Consultant, helping individuals who have been newly diagnosed with cancer make decisions regarding medical and alternative treatment, as well as providing mentoring and general networking. She divides her time between the healing energies of the North Georgia mountains and Atlanta along with her three Yorkies and four chocolate Labs.